K-State Splits Saturday's Matches

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas State women's tennis started its seven-match road trip on Saturday and split the pair of matches. The Wildcats fell 4-0 to No. 25 Wichita State, but rebounded to defeat Newman in the nightcap, 5-1.

The Basics
· Score: (25) Wichita State 4, Kansas State 0
· Records: Kansas State (7-11, 1-3 Big 12), Wichita State (14-3)

Doubles
· Wichita State took early lead, by winning the doubles point with a 2-0 decision with wins at number two and three doubles.
· K-State has now lost the doubles point in four of the team's last eight matches. The Wildcats are 0-9 when dropping the opening point this season.

Singles
· Wichita State clinched the match with singles wins at numbers two, five and six singles.
· When the match was clinched by the Shockers, K-State was involved in a third set at number one, three and four singles.

Noteworthy
· This was the 44th meeting in the series between the schools. Kansas State leads the series, 23-21.
· The Wildcats are 1-4 against teams ranked among the top-75 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings this season.


The Basics
· Score: Kansas State 5, Newman 1
· Records: Kansas State (8-11, 1-3 Big 12), Newman (13-2)

Doubles
· Kansas State secured the first point, by winning the doubles point with a 2-0 decision with wins at number one and two doubles.
· K-State's number one pairing of sophomore Palma Juhasz and freshman Carolina Costamagna cruised past Lisa Pleskan and Carissa Villaflor, 6-2, for their seventh win in eight matches together this spring.
· The Wildcats clinched the point at number two doubles, as sophomores Iva Bago and Livia Cirnu defeated Kate Bugayenko and Hillary Hicks, 6-1. The win by the tandem of Bago and Cirnu is their second of the season for the duo, 2-6.
· K-State are 8-2 when winning the doubles point this season.

Singles
· K-State clinched the match with singles wins at numbers two, three, four and five singles.
· Juhasz recovered from a loss in the afternoon to defeat Pleskan at number two singles, 6-3, 6-4. Juhasz owns a 16-10 overall record this season, including a 9-6 mark this spring.
· Bago won her second straight singles match with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Tamar Tskhakaia at number three singles. Bago improves to 16-11 this season, including a 9-6 mark this spring.
· Cirnu ended a personal three-match skid with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Hicks at number four singles. Cirnu improves to 14-11 this season and 8-6 this spring.
· Sophomore Maria Panaite also bounced back from an afternoon defeat to tally a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Courtney Dold at number five singles. Panaite is 10-15 this season and improves to 5-9 this spring. 

Noteworthy
· This was the first meeting in the series between the schools. Kansas State is 23-7 against NCAA Division II programs, including a 7-0 win over Emporia State earlier this season.
· As a team, K-State is now 93-83 in singles action and 37-43 in doubles.

Coming up Next
· K-State will continue its seven-match road trip and return to Big 12 action next Saturday, as Kansas State will face Sunflower Showdown rival Kansas at 12 p.m., in Lawrence.